Laying the RG Foundation: One-on-One with Dr. Jennifer Shatley

The recent formation of the Responsible Online Gaming Association serves as an important milestone in the development of the industry, and Dr. Jennifer Shatley (l.) will play a pivotal role as the organization’s first executive director. Shatley sat down with industry expert Micheal Pollock ahead of next week’s East Coast Gaming Congress.

Las Vegas Sands Launches Texas Gaming Petition Drive

Through its Texas Destination Resort Alliance, Las Vegas Sands launched an online petition drive urging lawmakers to approve casino gambling. Its purchase of the Dallas Mavericks plus acreage near Texas Stadium triggered casino-resort speculation.

Wizards of Odds: The Science and Hard Work of Trading Teams

In order for sportsbooks to function properly, they require dedicated teams of traders to constantly tinker with, analyze and produce the best possible odds. It’s a tough job, one that requires critical thinking, a knack for numbers and most of all, a love for the game.

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Atlantic City Dealers, Union Sue Over Smoking

An organized group of Atlantic City casino dealers and the union representing them, the United Auto Workers, are suing the state of New Jersey to end the loophole allowing smoking in casinos.

Thai Assembly Votes for IRs

On March 27, members of Thailand’s House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to legalize casino resorts in the kingdom. If the measure passes, analysts say the first integrated resorts could open in 2029.

Minnesota Sports Betting Bill Gains Editorial Support

The tribes and now the charities seem to have come onboard in support of the sports betting legislation in Minnesota. So has the Star Tribune, and maybe the racetracks. Could the state finally get its ducks all in a row?


Macau Government Pushes RFID Gaming Tables, Chips

Officials in Macau want more gaming operators to install radiofrequency identification-enabled tables and chips to track player data. RFID can provide information on every bet for enhanced industry monitoring.

Manila IR Opening Pushed Back to 2025

Westside City, an integrated resort now under development in Manila, Philippines, will not open this year as planned. According to Suntrust Resort Holdings, the complex will debut early in 2025.

Macau Legend Sale May Close April 15

After several delays, the sale of Macau Legend’s Savan Vegas casino (l.) in Laos could be complete by April 15. The buyer is Japanese businessman Shundo Yoshinari.


U.K. License Holders Must now Submit Quarterly Returns

Beginning July 1, the U.K. Gambling Commission (UKGC) will require license holders to submit regulatory returns quarterly. It hopes to achieve “harmonization of reporting periods” and “unified submission dates.”


Majority of Canadians Want Sports Betting Ads Gone

The thing about the sports betting poll from the neighbors to the north is how clear cut it was. The majority of those polled want nothing to do with ads for sports betting even if Wayne Gretzky is involved.




Alabama Gambling Bills Head to Conference Committee

In Alabama, a conference committee will try to reach a compromise on a gambling package that would create a state lottery, require a compact with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and establish a regulatory commission.

Investors Advise Against Bally’s Takeover Bid

Prominent venture capitalists said Bally’s Chairman Soo Kim’s takeover bid is “woefully undervalued” and “jeopardizes the completion of the Chicago project,” for which Bally’s has a “funding gap” of about $800 million.

Illinois Proposal Would Add VGTs to Chicago

A proposal from an Illinois lawmaker would end the city of Chicago’s ban on slot machines and video poker machines legal elsewhere under the state’s 2009 VGT law, after iGaming legislation was tabled.

888 Sells Some U.S. Assets to Hard Rock

The international sportsbook company 888 Holdings has begun a phased exit from its U.S. operations. The company’s exit will be Hard Rock Digital’s gain. It may also enable its entering Michigan’s market.

Kentucky Gaming Bill Awaits Beshear’s Signature

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (l.) is expected to sign a bill establishing the new Kentucky Horse Racing and Gaming Commission to replace the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and Department of Charitable Gaming.

Full House Delays Waukegan Construction

Full House Resort’s American Place Casino Resort in Waukegan, Illinois is on hold pending the state Supreme Court’s ruling on a lawsuit brought against Waukegan and the Illinois Gaming Board by the Forest County Potawatomi Community.

Wynn: Still No Plans for Former New Frontier Site

The site of the former New Frontier casino on the Las Vegas Strip has sat vacant for nearly 20 years now, and that streak will likely continue for the foreseeable future as current owners Wynn Resorts recently said it has no update for the plot.

NCLGS President Targets Online Ads

National Council of Legislators from Gaming States President Shawn Fluharty (l.), West Virginia Minority Whip, told Casino Reports online gambling advertising that targets problem gamblers is a serious problem.


Poll: Nevadans Support Lottery Vote

A recent poll indicates that Nevada Voters would overwhelmingly support the legalization of a lottery, an effort that has been thwarted numerous times by the state’s casino industry.


Brian Chang Appointed Permanent CFO of GAN

Brian Chang has been appointed as the permanent CFO of GAN Limited. Chang will lead the company’s financial division through its planned merger with Sega Sammy Creation.


Bragg Gaming to Consider Sale

Bragg Gaming has become the latest publicly traded gaming company potentially for sale, after the company announced formation of a special committee to consider its future.




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